U.S. Patent Number: US8834544

 

Title: Photodynamic Therapy for Tumors with Localized Delivery

 

Status: Granted

 

Inventors: Lawrence J. Gerrans, Erhan H. Gunday  

 

Abstract: Methods and systems for treatment of hypoxic tumors are provided, including the steps of positioning a delivery device in a bodily cavity adjacent to tumor tissue, delivering an oxygenating agent to the tumor tissue via the delivery device and radiating the tumor tissue with radiation. Methods and systems of treatment of tumors are also provided, including the steps of positioning a delivery device in a bodily cavity adjacent to tumor tissue, delivering a photosensitizing agent to the tumor tissue via the delivery device, and radiating the tumor tissue with light.

 

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